So says Abbas Kirostami, one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, on learning that his application for a visa to attend the New York Film Festival where his latest film Ten is to be screened, and later to speak at Harvard university, had been denied. Why? Because he is Iranian.
62 years of age, Kirostami’s works include the 1997 Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or winner Taste of Cherry, the AIDS documentary ABC Africa, and the unique and moving fictional recreation of a real event, Close-Up.
Why should they?
Might makes right.